NEWS! I have recently been elected to the Board of Directors for the Onion Creek Homeowners Association for the next two years. The two year term was up for 6 seats and 8 people were running to fill them. Three incumbent officers as well as Mr. Ernest Pedraza, Mr. Bech Bruun and myself were elected
Over the past several years, there have been many family friendly websites popping up that help you keep track of what to do in Austin. Here are some of the best ones for keeping track of family-friendly activities around town. Free Fun in Austin, a family-friendly website for free things to do around town, new
In the state of Texas residents are able to claim a homestead exemption on their primary residence. Homestead exemptions are not typically automatic, you must apply. You can apply the first year you are in the home as of January 1. So if you bought the home in November you cannot apply until the next January.
When selling your home, it is highly important to stage it properly. Statistics show that staged homes sell faster and for more money than those homes that are not staged. Everyone loves going in to model homes – WHY? All the reasons you should stage your home: People buy a home based on a lot
Another great addition to family friendly Austin activities is open, the Austin Aquarium! Opened in November, the Austin Aquarium opened up just in time for the new year. Add this activity to your family’s activity list for the spring because it is sure to impress the kids and let the parents relax. The Austin Aquarium
As the new year begins, many turn toward New Year resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are typically improvements in your body and mind. But when it comes to real estate, there are always ways to improve your living situation, whether you are buying, selling or redecorating and making your home the most perfect home for yourself.
2013 showed upwards trends in house selling and buying. Austin remained an active market on both ends. Inventory has gone down since this time last year, at the end of 2012, there were 18 percent more houses for sale than at the end of 2013. Median list price has gone up by approximately $55,300 since
One of the most important and best parts of my job as a Realtor® is getting to know my clients and learning what is important to them. It helps me do a better job for my clients and they have a “happier” experience. Asking not just what they want to happen but, why it is important to them, helps me
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! Here at Consider It Closed, I want you to know that even through the holidays, I am here to answer your questions and guide you with anything you need — including some delicious Christmas recipes. If you missed it in my Thanksgiving post, here are some insanely
Everyone who is financially stable has professionals they turn to for advice and services as needed. You have a trusted banker, an accountant/CPA, a financial adviser, dentist, a mechanic, etc.; but do you have a real estate professional? For each new home purchase, sale, or investment property, you should have a trustworthy professional you can call on